Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:05 Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks 1m 3f 79y

  • Winner £19,848 2nd £7,525 3rd £3,766 4th £1,876
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.87s
  • Off time: 14:10:00
14:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Good Morning Star (IRE) 50/1
2nd Betterbetterbetter (IRE) 2/1
3rd Cubanita 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 7222-1 Green and Red hoops, White cap Absolute Crackers (IRE) 32
Nag me
3 8-12 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 95 11/26.50
3 (2) 21 Dark Blue and Emerald Green check, White sleeves and cap Betterbetterbetter (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/13.00
4 (12) 311 Black, Brown armlets Cockney Sparrow 21
Nag me
3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam C O'Donoghue 81 25/126.00
5 (1) 21- White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Cubanita 189
Nag me
3 8-12 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 80 5/23.50
6 (10) 61- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Dreams Of Fire (USA) 195
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 78 14/115.00
7 (8) 246-2 Crimson, Old Gold sleeves and cap Everlong 19
Nag me
3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 89 9/110.00
8 (6) 57-1323 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Good Morning Star (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 M Johnston F Norton 74 50/151.00
9 (4) 3-1 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Inchina 19
Nag me
3 8-12 R Charlton J Doyle 80 11/112.00
10 (9) 62-23 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Safarjal (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-12 h C Hills P Hanagan 77 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (3)1-21Apothecary38-12J H M GosdenWilliam Buick84
11 (7)2-21Zaina (IRE)38-12G A ButlerDane O'Neill85
12 (5)1-Zimira (IRE)38-12E A L DunlopNon Runner

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won three of the last four renewals and BETTERBETTERBETTER can continue the sequence. Her overall form leaves her with a bit to find but this daughter of Galileo, who is closely related to three fillies placed in the Oaks, has massive potential and can book her place for Epsom here. Her compatriot Absolute Crackers has done well with her second to Homecoming Queen at the Curragh in October now looking a cracking run. She had few problems on her return at Cork and is a very nice prospect. Inchina made all for an impressive maiden success at Newbury and should be kept on the right side while the two expensive fillies at the bottom, Zaina and Zimira, are superbly bred and could be anything. Dreams Of Fire is another who should make progress this season.